Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > South East
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 129 92
Rank change year-on-year -14 -37 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 727 804 1,355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.30% 2.57% 3.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.71% 8.82% 10.72%
Number of salaries quoted 574 668 1,248
South East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% -5.00%
10th Percentile £23,575 £22,500 £24,175
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8,346 9,119 12,639
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.37% 29.14% 30.81%
Number of salaries quoted 6,676 7,290 10,278
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +2 224 £41,250 +3.13% 30
Thames Valley -37 220 £42,500 +13.33% 48
Hampshire -15 166 £35,375 +1.07% 23
Berkshire -12 129 £47,500 +11.76% 16
West Sussex +19 68 £45,000 -5.26% 6
Oxfordshire -13 47 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Buckinghamshire -35 46 £35,000 +2.94% 31
Kent -1 32 £32,500 +18.18% 7
East Sussex -30 11 £47,500 +52.83% 3
Home Counties - 3 £47,500 -
Middlesex +4 2 £87,500 +59.09%
Sussex - 1 £100,000 -
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 612 (84.18%) Microsoft
2 411 (56.53%) Windows
3 333 (45.80%) MCSE
4 259 (35.63%) Active Directory
5 238 (32.74%) VMware
6 210 (28.89%) ITIL
7 207 (28.47%) Windows Server
8 205 (28.20%) MCSA
9 192 (26.41%) VMware Infrastructure
10 188 (25.86%) Hyper-V
11 185 (25.45%) SQL Server
12 166 (22.83%) MS Exchange
13 159 (21.87%) Office 365
14 155 (21.32%) Windows Server 2012
15 147 (20.22%) Microsoft Azure
16 143 (19.67%) Cisco Certification
17 141 (19.39%) SQL
18 138 (18.98%) Windows Server 2008
19 135 (18.57%) MCP
20 131 (18.02%) WAN
21 115 (15.82%) CCNA
21 115 (15.82%) Firewall
22 110 (15.13%) Cisco
23 107 (14.72%) LAN
24 105 (14.44%) .NET
25 104 (14.31%) Degree
26 103 (14.17%) C#
26 103 (14.17%) Microsoft Office
27 102 (14.03%) SAN
28 91 (12.52%) JavaScript

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 166 (22.83%) MS Exchange
2 78 (10.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 61 (8.39%) SharePoint
4 55 (7.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 38 (5.23%) IIS
6 29 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2007
7 26 (3.58%) SharePoint 2013
8 20 (2.75%) Skype for Business
9 19 (2.61%) NServiceBus
9 19 (2.61%) SharePoint 2010
10 16 (2.20%) Sitefinity
11 10 (1.38%) SharePoint Server
12 9 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.69%) Oracle Service Bus
14 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
15 3 (0.41%) OpenStack
16 2 (0.28%) DataSynapse
17 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
17 1 (0.14%) Site Server
Applications
1 103 (14.17%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.55%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 29 (3.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.28%) Pegasus Opera
5 1 (0.14%) BPCS
5 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 159 (21.87%) Office 365
2 147 (20.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (2.75%) PaaS
5 18 (2.48%) Dynamics 365
5 18 (2.48%) IaaS
6 10 (1.38%) Bluemix
6 10 (1.38%) IBM Cloud
7 9 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.83%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.69%) G Suite
10 4 (0.55%) GitHub
10 4 (0.55%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.28%) SaaS
11 2 (0.28%) Yammer
12 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.14%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 131 (18.02%) WAN
2 115 (15.82%) Firewall
3 107 (14.72%) LAN
4 102 (14.03%) SAN
5 75 (10.32%) TCP/IP
6 66 (9.08%) DNS
7 57 (7.84%) DHCP
8 47 (6.46%) VoIP
9 34 (4.68%) VPN
10 22 (3.03%) Skype
11 20 (2.75%) NAS
11 20 (2.75%) VLAN
12 18 (2.48%) Network Security
13 16 (2.20%) Internet
14 10 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (1.38%) Wireless
15 7 (0.96%) iSCSI
15 7 (0.96%) MPLS
16 5 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
16 5 (0.69%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (25.45%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 19 (2.61%) Power BI
6 18 (2.48%) Oracle Database
7 15 (2.06%) MySQL
8 14 (1.93%) QlikView
8 14 (1.93%) Spotfire
9 10 (1.38%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.96%) SSDT
11 5 (0.69%) OLAP
11 5 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (0.69%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 38 (5.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (3.30%) Visual Studio
3 20 (2.75%) Octopus Deploy
4 9 (1.24%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (0.83%) MSBuild
6 4 (0.55%) JIRA
6 4 (0.55%) Subversion
6 4 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.41%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.41%) TestComplete
8 2 (0.28%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.28%) MSI
8 2 (0.28%) Wise Package Studio
9 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.14%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.14%) gulp
9 1 (0.14%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.14%) NUnit
9 1 (0.14%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.14%) Selenium
General
1 90 (12.38%) Finance
2 23 (3.16%) Advertising
3 18 (2.48%) Publishing
4 17 (2.34%) Retail
5 15 (2.06%) Marketing
6 12 (1.65%) Legal
7 8 (1.10%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.10%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.83%) Local Government
9 4 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.41%) Games
10 3 (0.41%) German Language
10 3 (0.41%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.41%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.28%) Banking
11 2 (0.28%) Front Office
12 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 113 (15.54%) Developer
2 87 (11.97%) Architect
3 86 (11.83%) Analyst
4 78 (10.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 78 (10.73%) Support Engineer
5 62 (8.53%) IT Engineer
6 57 (7.84%) Consultant
7 52 (7.15%) IT Support
8 45 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support
9 44 (6.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 41 (5.64%) Administrator
11 40 (5.50%) Senior Developer
11 40 (5.50%) Server Engineer
12 37 (5.09%) Service Analyst
12 37 (5.09%) Service Desk Analyst
13 35 (4.81%) .NET Developer
14 32 (4.40%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 32 (4.40%) Systems Engineer
15 31 (4.26%) Support Analyst
16 30 (4.13%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (14.44%) .NET
2 73 (10.04%) ASP.NET
2 73 (10.04%) HTML
3 49 (6.74%) CSS
4 42 (5.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 42 (5.78%) jQuery
5 32 (4.40%) HTML5
6 30 (4.13%) ASP.NET Web API
7 27 (3.71%) WCF
8 25 (3.44%) .NET Framework
9 23 (3.16%) Entity Framework
9 23 (3.16%) Web Services
10 21 (2.89%) AngularJS
11 19 (2.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 19 (2.61%) Kendo UI
12 18 (2.48%) Ajax
12 18 (2.48%) Middleware
13 17 (2.34%) MDX
14 16 (2.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 15 (2.06%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.39%) Data Centre
2 47 (6.46%) Driving Licence
3 41 (5.64%) Management Information System
4 40 (5.50%) Computer Science
5 35 (4.81%) Clustering
6 32 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (2.34%) Private Cloud
8 15 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
9 13 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.65%) Fintech
11 11 (1.51%) Public Cloud
12 10 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
12 10 (1.38%) PKI
13 9 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (1.24%) Replication
14 7 (0.96%) iPad
14 7 (0.96%) Virtual Team
15 6 (0.83%) Smartphone
16 5 (0.69%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 411 (56.53%) Windows
2 207 (28.47%) Windows Server
3 155 (21.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 138 (18.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 81 (11.14%) Linux
6 70 (9.63%) Windows 7
7 60 (8.25%) Windows 10
8 46 (6.33%) Windows 8
9 33 (4.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 28 (3.85%) CentOS
11 19 (2.61%) Mac OS X
12 16 (2.20%) Windows XP
13 8 (1.10%) Unix
14 6 (0.83%) Android
14 6 (0.83%) SUSE
15 5 (0.69%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (28.89%) ITIL
2 88 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (9.77%) MVC
4 55 (7.57%) Mentoring
5 50 (6.88%) PRINCE2
6 47 (6.46%) High Availability
7 44 (6.05%) Presales
8 43 (5.91%) Incident Management
9 42 (5.78%) CRM
9 42 (5.78%) Disaster Recovery
10 37 (5.09%) Migration
10 37 (5.09%) Project Management
11 31 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
11 31 (4.26%) Enterprise Architecture
12 30 (4.13%) Business Intelligence
12 30 (4.13%) Problem Management
12 30 (4.13%) Release Management
12 30 (4.13%) Time Management
13 29 (3.99%) Test Automation
13 29 (3.99%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 141 (19.39%) SQL
2 103 (14.17%) C#
3 91 (12.52%) JavaScript
4 76 (10.45%) PowerShell
5 49 (6.74%) T-SQL
6 38 (5.23%) Python
7 13 (1.79%) VB.NET
8 11 (1.51%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.24%) C++
9 9 (1.24%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.10%) C
10 8 (1.10%) Ruby
11 7 (0.96%) Perl
11 7 (0.96%) PHP
11 7 (0.96%) X++
12 3 (0.41%) VB
12 3 (0.41%) XPath
13 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.28%) VBA
14 1 (0.14%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 333 (45.80%) MCSE
2 205 (28.20%) MCSA
3 143 (19.67%) Cisco Certification
4 135 (18.57%) MCP
5 115 (15.82%) CCNA
6 104 (14.31%) Degree
7 73 (10.04%) MCITP
8 70 (9.63%) MCTS
9 50 (6.88%) Security Cleared
10 40 (5.50%) Citrix Certification
10 40 (5.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 38 (5.23%) SC Cleared
12 34 (4.68%) MCPD
13 32 (4.40%) CCA
13 32 (4.40%) CCNP
14 23 (3.16%) DV Cleared
15 22 (3.03%) MCSD
16 19 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
17 18 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
17 18 (2.48%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (7.02%) SLA
2 35 (4.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (2.61%) QA
4 4 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.55%) GAMP
4 4 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.41%) COBIT
5 3 (0.41%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.28%) RMADS
7 1 (0.14%) GDPR
7 1 (0.14%) GPG13
7 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 259 (35.63%) Active Directory
2 192 (26.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 188 (25.86%) Hyper-V
4 34 (4.68%) vSphere
5 27 (3.71%) XenApp
6 21 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (1.24%) Firmware
7 9 (1.24%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.10%) vCloud
9 6 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.41%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.28%) pfSense
13 2 (0.28%) Squid
14 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 48 (6.60%) SCCM
2 30 (4.13%) Microsoft Clustering
3 17 (2.34%) WSUS
4 14 (1.93%) Puppet
5 13 (1.79%) Ansible
6 10 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.24%) SCOM
8 8 (1.10%) vCenter Server
9 7 (0.96%) Backup Exec
10 6 (0.83%) FortiGate
10 6 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.69%) NetVault Backup
12 4 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (0.55%) HP SIM
12 4 (0.55%) vRealize
13 3 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 3 (0.41%) SCOrch
14 2 (0.28%) SCSM
Vendors
1 612 (84.18%) Microsoft
2 238 (32.74%) VMware
3 110 (15.13%) Cisco
4 81 (11.14%) Citrix
5 53 (7.29%) HP
6 49 (6.74%) Oracle
7 41 (5.64%) NetApp
8 37 (5.09%) Red Hat
9 28 (3.85%) Dell
10 27 (3.71%) 3PAR
11 26 (3.58%) Juniper
12 25 (3.44%) Apple
13 24 (3.30%) Meraki
14 20 (2.75%) F5
14 20 (2.75%) ZyXEL
15 16 (2.20%) Veeam
16 15 (2.06%) Avaya
16 15 (2.06%) Cognos
17 14 (1.93%) Tableau
18 12 (1.65%) Dell Compellent